Stories Related to Aging

Scientists gain insight into the earliest changes that impair motor function during aging

March 9, 2018

A team of biomedical scientists led by Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has found that the motor neurons responsible for controlling muscle movement ...

Resveratrol protects neuromuscular synapses, muscle fibers in aging mice

March 7, 2017

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type ...

Can 100 be the new average? Aging expert will discuss that prospect during the next public lecture

Dec. 1, 2015

Can we extend the average lifespan to a century? Marie Bernard, the deputy director of the National Institute on Aging will present new evidence to answer that question on December ...

President of nation’s top cancer hospital to speak on cancer and aging

May 14, 2014

With a talk on cancer and aging, Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, will conclude the 2013–14 season of the Virginia ...

Growth factors could be key to warding off symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and aging

Jan. 3, 2014

An early-career researcher at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has won his first major independent grant from the National Institutes of Health. And if his research pans out, the ...

Encouraging lifelong success through early reading

July 16, 2012

Sharon and Craig Ramey played instrumental roles in Roanoke's being named an All-America City for a record-breaking sixth time.

Brain imaging research reveals that physicians learn more by paying attention to failure

Nov. 23, 2011

Research led by Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory and the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, reinforces the age-old idea that it’s important ...